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bacciferous

[ bak-sif-er-uhs ]
/ bækˈsɪf ər əs /
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adjective Botany.
bearing or producing berries: low-growing, bacciferous plants.
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Origin of bacciferous

First recorded in 1650–60; from Latin bācifer “bearing berries” + -ous adjective suffix; see origin at bacci-, -fer,-ous

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British Dictionary definitions for bacciferous

bacciferous
/ (bækˈsɪfərəs) /

adjective
bearing berries

Word Origin for bacciferous

C17: from Latin bācifer, from bāca berry + ferre to bear
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